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This article discusses Open Source compliance and the challenges faced when establishing a compliance program, provides an overview of best practices, and offers recommendations on how to deal with compliance inquiries.
In an effort to save a lot of pain and suffering for those people who don’t want to read an incredibly long blog post, I have a nice little summary table.  The predictions run the gamut of my personal and professional interests, so they may not be 100% interesting to all people. ...
rPath today announced enterprise-focused productivity and management enhancements to the rPath release automation platform. The upgrades refine the functionality and user experience of the fully version controlled release automation solution, meeting the needs of each stakeholder in th...
RIAbiz.com recently discussed the findings of an August 24-25, 2009 Investment News survey conducted on the Twitter habits of the financial-advisory community. Not surprisingly the survey reveals that "a mere 14.9% of financial advisers say they communicate with clients or colleagues ...
Virtualization has brought us another step closer to the world of Star Trek. Think back to episodes of The Next Generation where Geordi was able to control the functions of the entire ship through a single touch-screen interface. He was able to reconfigure electrical, mechanical and pr...
Catbird, a provider of security and compliance solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, has announced the immediate availability of vCompliance, a comprehensive automated monitoring and enforcement solution that ensures security and regulatory compliance for virtualized and cloud-...
HyTrust has upgraded its HyTrust Appliance, its maiden product out only since. Version 1.5 enables policy definition and automated enforcement for virtual infrastructure. It also addresses critical security and compliance issues around portability and the remote management of virtual m...
ZL Technologies, Inc., the leader in e-mail and file archiving in large, complex environments, today proudly announces the industry’s first fully searchable billion-record e-mail archive consolidated in a single repository. ZL is equally proud to announce that its search performance ac...
Sentrigo, Inc., the innovator in database security software, today announced that Andy Feit has joined the Sentrigo management team as vice president of marketing. With more than 25 years of experience in marketing and sales for technology compan...
I recently asked a CIO of a large Fortune 100 company how hard would it be for a person to pull the plug on a backbone switch in his datacenter. His answer was "Very difficult. We have lots of controls in place to ensure that level of access is protected." I then probed further and ask...
IBM has bought Ounce Labs, a privately held Massachusetts company whose security and compliance widgetry will be integrated into IBM’s Rational AppScan line. Financial terms were not disclosed. Ounce Labs scans source code to identify potential security and compliance vulnerabilities d...
IT managers can look to an unlikely source for career inspiration: the late Walter Cronkite. The guiding principles that made Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America" can help impact your career in the world of high tech. The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? ...
In IT terms, virtualization is cool. The rewards include cost savings, agility, and flexibility. Enterprises reap the benefits of virtualization through a much more efficient use of IT personnel and resources, faster delivery time of applications, higher availability/service levels, an...
The health care industry, including hospitals, has the greatest need for sophisticated information systems because of the enormous amount of data it handles and because of its life-and-death responsibilities. Yet the implementation of large-scale and robust-enough IT systems in public ...
OpenPages, the leading provider of enterprisegovernance, risk and compliance management (GRCM) solutions, todayannounced that Carnival Corporation & plc has selected OpenPagesSarbanes-Oxley Express (SOX Express) for its Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives.Carnival will deploy SOX Exp...
OpenPages, the leading provider of enterprisegovernance, risk and compliance management (GRCM) solutions, todayannounced that INTCOMEX, Inc. has selected OpenPages Sarbanes-Oxley Express(SOX Express) for its Sarbanes-Oxleycompliance initiatives. INTCOMEX will deploy SOX Express to auto...
webMethods Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM - News), a leading business integration and optimization software company, has debuted webMethods for Compliance, a new solution designed to verify the completeness, accuracy and validity of transactions and business processes in accordance with the Sarban...
webMethods debuted webMethods for Compliance, a new solution designed to verify the completeness, accuracy and validity of transactions and business processes in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulatory requirements.
Mention storage in the same breath as Sarbanes Oxley and the immediate reaction of senior management might be to hide the checkbook. Invariably a vendor is making a pitch on how the latest, and greatest, WORM-enabled, opto-magnetic, network replicated gizmo is going to solve all o...
Axentis, the leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions, has marked a significant milestone as Novartis AG became the company's first customer to be recognized by their independent external auditors for achieving compliance with Section 404 of the S...
The passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) marks a new era of accountability for corporate officers. Signed into law by President Bush in response to corporate accounting scandals, it is a major concern and top priority for the CEOs, CFOs, boards of directors, and audit commit...
Ineffectual corporate management has given a great gift to programmers, system administrators, and CIOs - endless corporate accounting scandals. Our federal government has not missed this scandalous behavior, as they have passed an extraordinarily strong, far-reaching law to contend wi...
This article makes the case that Web services provide a significant benefit to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance projects, and that they will therefore be used extensively on these projects. We begin with a very brief primer on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, then describe the connection between S...
Sun's EVP of Software, Jonathan Schwartz, stated at a Software Day on the Sun Microsystems campus this week, that 'Sarbanes-Oxley will be a huge driver, as viruses and Sarbanes-Oxley are essentially about the same thing: knowing where the content is coming from and who the source is.'
This article makes the case that Web services provide a significant benefit to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance projects, and that they will therefore be used extensively on these projects. We begin with a very brief primer on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, then describe the connection between S...
Ineffectual corporate management has given a great gift to programmers, system administrators, and CIOs - endless corporate accounting scandals. Our federal government has not missed this scandalous behavior as they have passed an extraordinarily strong, far-reaching law to contend wit...
This column may require a little patience on your part, but I think it will be worth it in the end. Let's start with a simple premise: within a year, nearly everyone reading these words will be deeply impacted by Sarbanes-Oxley, yet many have never heard of it.